Riot Games co-founders set up to lead development on new game
Riot Games, the studio responsible for League of Legends, say that something new is in the works. In a blog post, Brandon Beck and Marc Merrill, co-founders of the studio, said they’re taking less role running the company and focusing more on making games.
“We’re incredibly excited to jump back into the trenches for this next chapter and look forward to sharing what we’re up to along the way. Thanks to all of you for continuing to make our dream jobs possible.”
Because of the massive growth of LoL, the founders had to focus much more time on running the company and less on making games. The expansion has been impressive, to say the least, though.
“When we founded Riot eleven years ago, we spent virtually every waking hour of the day (and night!) thinking about how to make League of Legends as great of an experience as possible. As League started having success however, Riot Games grew from those humble beginnings where we could feed the whole team with a handful of pizzas to now having over 2,500 Rioters across 20 offices around the world. This growth has lots of benefits: our capabilities improved, our reach broadened, and we could deliver League of Legends and esports to more players than ever before. But this growth also meant that the majority of our time is allocated to “managing” the company rather than focusing on creating incredible experiences for players, which is what we really love to do.”
There isn’t much saying what the new titles will be, but presumably, it will be a big deal. We’ll keep you updated as details progress.